Health Major Degree Requirements

A total of 124 credits are required for completion of this degree: a minimum of 40 credits in General Education; 35 core credits in health education (see below); a minimum of 20 credits in a selected minor; and 33 credits in professional education requirements (see below). All coursework must be completed in accordance with the academic procedures of the College of Education and University governing undergraduate scholarship and degrees.  All courses must be completed with grades of 'C' or better and an overall 2.5-grade point average, to meet College graduation requirements. Course changes may occur through periodic curriculum revision and students are urged to consult assigned advisers prior to each registration period to ensure that all requirements are met.

Teacher Certification

The following requirements apply to students seeking teacher certification

  1. Students must complete one semester of student teaching/seminar at the secondary level.
  2. Students must submit completed application forms by the appropriate application period deadline:
    Term I (Fall Semester): September of the preceding academic year
    Term II (Winter Semester): January of the preceding academic year.

Application forms for student teaching may be obtained from the College of Education. An appointment with the coordinator of student teaching is also required. Completed application forms MUST be submitted by the application period deadline in order to reserve a student teaching assignment.

  1. Students must have a satisfactory health record and a TB test within six months prior to the time the assignment begins. Test results must be submitted with the application.
  2. Students must have a current (within the last six months) Statewide Criminal History Check.
  3. Students must meet the following qualifications:
  1. Completion of 92 credits in coursework (excluding courses with an 'I' - Incomplete mark).
  2. All major, minor, and professional education courses must have been completed with a grade of 'C' or better.
  3. A grade point average of at least 2.5 overall, as well as in the major (the major includes all professional courses).
  4. Successful completion of the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC), basic skills, and major/minor tests
  1. Students must successfully complete the following courses:
  • BIO  1510 - Basic Life Mechanisms 4 Cr.
  • HEA 2310 - Dynamics of Personal Health 3 Cr.
  • HEA 2320 - Dynamics of Community and Environmental Health 3 Cr.
  • HEA 2330 - First Aird and CPR 3 Cr.
  • H E  3300 - Health of the School Child 3 Cr.
  • H E  3330 - Methods in Teaching Health 3 - 4 Cr.
  • H E  3440 - Nutrition and Health Education 3 Cr.
  • H E  3500 - Human Disease 2 Cr.
  • H E  4340 - Family and Reproductive Health 3 Cr.
  • H E  5440 - Mental Health and Substance Abuse 3 Cr.
  • H E  5500 - Evaluation and Measurement in Kinesiology and Health 3 Cr.
  • H E  6430 - School Health Curriculum 3 Cr.
  • KHS 5522 - Health Psychology 3 Cr.
  • EHP 3600 - Introduction to the Philosophy of Education 3 Cr.
  • BBE 5000 - Multicultural Education in Urban America 2 Cr.
  • SED 5010 - Inclusive Teaching 3 Cr.
  • TED 2250 - Becoming an Urban Educator 3 Cr.
  • EDP 5480 - Adolescent Psychology 2 - 3 Cr.
  • RLL 4431 - Teaching Reading in Middle and Secondary Subject Areas 3 Cr.

Note: An incomplete grade does not constitute satisfactory completion.

  1. CPR and First Aid certification are required for placement and teacher certification.

Students who successfully complete all the College of Education and health education course requirements may apply for a Michigan Secondary Provisional Teaching Certificate at the time they apply for graduation. The Certificate qualifies the holder to teach health in grades 6-12; initial certification is provisional for a six-year period. For further information, contact the College of Education, Division of Academic Services.

Health Education Major (35 credits)
Level 1 Courses

  • HEA 2310 - Dynamics of Personal Health 3 Cr.
  • HEA 2320 - Dynamics of Community and Environmental Health 3 Cr.
  • HEA 2330 - First Aid and CPR 3 Cr.
  • H E   3300 - Health of the School Child 3 Cr.
  • H E  3440* - Nutrition and Health Education 3 Cr. Or KHS 6540* Workshop in Kinesiology, Health and Sport Studies 3 Cr. *Prereq: HEA 2310 or H E 3300
  • H E  3500 - Human Disease 2 Cr.
  • H E  4340 - Family and Reproductive Health 3 Cr.
  • H E  5220 - Health Behavior Change 3 Cr.
  • H E  5440* - (CD) Mental Health and Substance Abuse 3 Cr. *Prereq: H E 3440
  • KHS 5522 - Health Psychology 3 Cr.
  • TED 2250 - Becoming an Urban Educator 3 Cr.

Level 2 Courses

  • H E  5500 - Evaluation and Measurement in Kinesiology and Health 3 Cr.
  • H E  5620 - Performance-Based Assessment in Health Education 3 Cr.

Health Education Major Total Credits: 35

Professional Sequence Courses
Level 1 Courses

  • BBE 5000 - (CD) Multicultural Education in Urban America 3 Cr.
  • EDP 5480 - Adolescent Psychology 3 Cr.
  • H E 5780* - Introduction to the Philosophy of Education 3 Cr. *Prereq: completion of all courses and passing score on MTTC in major and minor
  • SED 5010 - Inclusive Teaching 2 Cr.
  • TED 6020 - Computer Applications in Teaching I 3 Cr.

Level 2 Courses

  • H E 3330* - Methods in Teaching Health 4 Cr. *Prereq: successful completion of eighteen credits of Health Education and admission to Level 2
  • H E 6430 - (WI) School Health Curriculum 3 Cr.
  • RLL 4431 - Teaching Reading in Middle and Secondary Subject Areas 3 Cr.

Professional Sequence Total Credits: 33

Other Requirements

  • Teaching Minor: 20 - 29 Credits
  • General Education Courses: 40 Credits

Total Credits: 124

General Education Requirements

40 credits, which must include:

  • BIO 1510 (LS) Basic Life Mechanisms Cr. 3

Bachelor of Arts Degree Requirements

The degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts are the same as for the Bachelor of Science program (see above), with one exception: the student's work must include 12 credits in a foreign language. If 2 or more credits in a foreign language are included as part of the requirements for admission, this requirement may be satisfied by completing 8 credits in the same language beyond the freshman level.

Graduation

One of the last steps you need to take before receiving your degree or certificate is to apply for graduation. Applications for graduation must be made not later than the fourth week of classes for the semester in which degree requirements are to be completed. An application made for a previous semester will not suffice. Undergraduate students must have an overall grade point average of 2.5 or above to be eligible for graduation. Graduate students need an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher to be eligible. You must apply for graduation in Academica and for additional graduation information visit Degrees and Graduation.

Teacher Certification

The following requirements apply to students seeking teacher certification

  1. Students must complete one semester of student teaching/seminar at the secondary level.
  2. Students must submit completed application forms by the appropriate application period deadline:
  3. Term I (Fall Semester): October 2nd of the preceding academic year
  4. Term II (Winter Semester): April 2nd of the preceding academic year.
  5.  Application forms for student teaching may be obtained from the College of Education Teacher Education. An appointment with the coordinator of student teaching is also required. Completed application forms MUST be submitted by the application period deadline in order to reserve a student teaching assignment.
  6. Students must have a satisfactory health record and a TB test within six months prior to the time the assignment begins. Test results must be submitted with the application.
  7. Students must have a current (within the last six months) Statewide Criminal History Check.

Students must meet the following qualifications

  • Completion of 92 credits in coursework (excluding courses with an `I' - Incomplete mark).
  • All major, minor, and professional education courses must have been completed with a grade of `C' or better.
  • A grade point average of at least 2.5 overall, as well as in the major (the major includes all professional courses).
  • Successful completion of the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC), basic skills, and major/minor tests
  • Students must successfully complete the following courses: BIO 1510; HEA 2310, 2320, 2330; H E 3300, 3330, 3440, 3500, 4340, 5440 5500, 6430; KHS 5520, EHP 3600, BBE 5000, SED 5010, TED 2250, TED 2251, EDP 5480; and RLL 4431. (An incomplete grade does not constitute satisfactory completion.)
  • CPR and First Aid certification are required for placement and teacher certification.

Students who successfully complete all the College of Education and health education course requirements may apply for a Michigan Secondary Provisional Teaching Certificate at the time they apply for graduation. The Certificate qualifies the holder to teach health in grades 7-12; initial certification is provisional for a six-year period. For further information, contact the College of Education, Certification.

Further information may be obtained by emailing Dr. Mariane Fahlman